The Teddington Gardener

Summer Cocktail

Echinacea Summer Cocktail

I’m really rather looking forward to the changes in colour this new, short-ish coneflower promises – this very attractive, sunny yellow, taking on salmon-rose colours as they mature….

  • Position: full sun

  • Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy

  • Rate of growth: average

  • Flowering period: June to September

  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A recently introduced compact form that is ideal for pots and containers, as well as mass-planting in a herbaceous border or prairie-style setting. The single flowers appear a sunny shade of orange-yellow and gradually take on a pinkish-salmon hue as they age. This creates a very pretty effect when seen in large numbers. The flowers are fragrant and will attract bees and butterflies into the garden, and make excellent and long-lived additions to the vase.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems

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